Question What is leaking? Head gasket?

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    Default What is leaking? Head gasket?

    Hello,

    since some weeks I noticed a minor loss of coolant fluid but couldn't discover why. Today I parked the car (engine cold) slighlty uphill/front higher than rear and after a few minutes it started dripping under the car... The dripping stopped when the car was parked on leveled surface again.
    The leakage is on the front right side of the engine. It looks as if the fluid comes out between cylinder head and the crank case - see attached picture. It is taken front under the car looking up from the rear to the front on the right side of the engine.
    Do you know what is leaking? Is it really the cylinder head gasket or is it something else.

    Thanks!!
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    Default Re: What is leaking? Head gasket?

    If there aren't any traces of coolant above it looks like it could be the gasket, unless it is further up and running back when you had it parked uphill.

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    Default Re: What is leaking? Head gasket?

    Water pump.

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    Default Re: What is leaking? Head gasket?

    You may want to do a compression check for each of the pass. cylinders to be sure it's not a head gasket. This will at least give you some knowledge and you can start ruling things out. You should do this ASAP.

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    Default Re: What is leaking? Head gasket?

    If it was that bad of a HG leak you would have overheated many times by now...
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    Default Re: What is leaking? Head gasket?

    I had a hairline crack in my top radiator tank on the engine side. Stick your head over the radiator and look back at it to check there.

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